News and Updates


All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total.

30 hours of free Childcare!


Early Years Bulletin - available here

New Accessible Play Equipment in Wembdon

Following a successful application to the National Lottery Fund, Wembdon Parish Council are delighted to announce the arrival at Wembdon Playing Fields of two new pieces of play equipment. 
•        A roundabout, which is suitable for use for even the heaviest of wheelchairs, and can also be enjoyed by able-bodied children and their parents and carers. 
•        A trampoline, which again is strong enough to accommodate a wheelchair and carer. 
Thanks also to the National Lottery Community Fund there is a fully accessible toilet, “Changing Places” standard, in the Village Hall nearby. This is accessible using a Radar key. 
All are welcome to use this equipment, hope to see you there soon!


Activity Day Passes from Short Breaks 2019-20.


There are some great new venues and offers available this year.


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Did you attend an after-school club during the 1990’s or 2000’s?

When you were at school you may have attended an after-school club at the end of the school day.  The after-school club may have been in your school, community hall or even a leisure centre.  The after-school club was not part of the school curriculum run by the school (for example it is not a football club or homework club organised by the school as an extra-curricular activity), but was a club where you could play.  The after-school club had adults supervising who were called playworkers or childcare workers.

If you did attend an after-school club in your childhood, we are looking for adults (parents, carers and non-parents) to complete a short online survey on your experiences.  The online survey is short and will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and all information will be anonymous.  If you are interested in taking part, you can access the online survey by clicking on this link

For more information, contact Dr Pete King at or 01792 602 314.

The 'playing out' report from the children's commissioner Anne Longfield


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